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April 2017- Economic Update- Gary Tonjes

Albuquerque Institute of Management Accountants is proud to host Gary Tonjes, for our April Meeting!

April 19th, 5:30 PM at REDW.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear Gary gives us an update on the latest activity, wins and outlook for the Greater Albuquerque market. 


Gary Tonjes, President of Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. (AED), was raised in Albuquerque and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University.


Gary worked for the Roswell Chamber of Commerce (1979-81), the Odessa, Texas Chamber (1981-84), and was President of the Joplin Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce for ten years. He joined AED in 1994. 


AED is a non-profit corporation funded principally by leading members of the business community. AED assists existing industry and has served as the lead organization for the recruitment of more than 300 new companies to the metropolitan area, including Facebook's new data center in Los Lunas.


Gary received The Site Selectors Guild President’s Award for Excellence in Economic Development in 2013, the New Mexico Ethics in Business Award for Individual Excellence in 2014, and the Industrial Asset Management Council’s Mary Jo Hanover Award in 2015. In 2017, he was recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect.

Please RSVP in advance, cost is $20 per person.  This is an evening event and will include a meal.

Earlier Event: March 23
ABQ IMA- Networking @ Nick & Jimmy's
Later Event: May 17
Legislative Update - James Ortiz